This week has brought a lot of drama worldwide. But I’ll leave that part for my international and national section. I’m feeling better, but just trying to adjust to the extreme heat has me always a little panicky due to my asthma. Not much happened this week as it was a pretty busy but quiet work week. Mom continues to do well, but sadly has come to realize more of her reality as being immobile and relying heavily on others to help her out. My mom has always been extremely independent all her life, so this change has been hard on her. This has been sad for me too as our outings are now limited due to how she feels that day; my mom and I would go to many activities outside and go to festivals locally. There are ways to substitute those things and make new memories with what we have or our new limitations. All I’m happy about right now is that she is here with me. Right now. I can call her whenever I want. I can hear her voice. Sometime in the future I won’t be able to do that and I’ll feel so lonely. The other day I was laughing at a stupid commercial where a couple are in a car and the wife says to the husband that not all owls are “wise”. The screen then moves to an owl couple in the tree and the husband owl keeps saying “who?” to the wife owl and she just rolls her eyes in disgust. Anyways, so mom said she loves my laugh and wished she laughed more. Compliments from my mom are few, not because she doesn’t love me, but she’s never been one who easily compliments people…albeit she does tell her friends how proud she is of me and what not. So, when she said that, it took me by surprise a little bit. Hey, I’ll take any compliment from her. 4th of July was spent inside mom’s house with some delicious pork ribs, mashed potatoes and beans. It was a feast! I was supposed to see the fireworks tonight, but the heat was too much so I stayed home.
International and national news: Snowden continues to be in Russia and has been offered asylum by a few Latin American countries. Bolivia’s President wants to even end the diplomatic relations with the US and kick the American Embassy out of there. There was a plane crash of a Boeing 777 in California. I’m glad most of the passengers escaped harms way, although I am hearing there was 1-3 deaths? How scary that must have been. Despicable Me 2 is doing well in the movies for reasons I don’t know of. Even Adventure Boy didn’t want to go see it. We are both patiently waiting for Thor: The Dark World to come this Fall, but until then the movies are slim pickings these days. Eventually I’ll get around to doing a movie review for World War Z and War Horse.
Song of the week: Simple Minds “Alive and Kicking”. For me, this song represents my love for life. I’ve come face to face with death twice so I certainly never take each day for granted. How wonderful it would be to wake up every morning and hear this song. One just gets a real good feeling just by listening to this great piece of music.
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